Safety, security and serenity
Planes, trains and automobiles
The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) developed the sound transmission class rating (STC) to describe the sound isolation performance of materials. A higher STC rating indicates a greater sound dampening effect.
Laminated glass increases the STC rating of a window, diminishing unwanted outside noises. When combined with an IG unit, the acoustical benefits to your windows increase – and a double-laminated IG unit provides maximum sound protection.
Protect your home from fading
Single pane clear glass, with a Tdw of 0.84, allows most of the UV and visible energy to come through into the room, offering very little protection. On the other hand, laminated glass can block over 95% of the UV energy while allowing most of the visible light through. The composite performance is a Tdw of 0.66 – twice the fade protection of ordinary glass, all without affecting the growth of your plants.
Resists intense impact
Please see the Sea-Storm product page for more information on hurricane-rated laminated glass.
Flexible design choices
- Low-E coatings
- Tinting options
- Monolithic or insulating glass
- Low-maintenance exterior coatings
- Custom shapes and sizes
- Very short lead and delivery times for window manufacturers